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New head of NIST's IT lab says cloud, mobile to drive vision

Chuck Romine took over at the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST about a month ago.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 04:07pm EST
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NIST's new standard to bring HSPD-12 to smartphones

The goal of the revised FIPS-201-2 will detail at a high level how agencies can integrate secure smart cards with mobile devices. NIST is considering five options for making HSPD-12 cards work with tablets and smart phones.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:04am EST
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NIST to expand cloud computing circle

With the release of the draft of version 1 of the cloud technology roadmap, the agency wants to cast a wider net of cloud expertise. The draft roadmap could be used now by program managers and CIOs in order to meet OMB's goal of moving three services to the cloud by 2013.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:03am EST
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Cybersecurity jobs more varied, numerous than most think

Ernest McDuffie, who oversees the National Initiative for Cybersecurity , joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update on how the program is working.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 11:54am EST
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NIST partners with Education Dept. on cyber education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has inked a deal with the Education Department and the National Cybersecurity Education Council to better promote formal cybersecurity education.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:06am EST

NIST releases new Smart Grid roadmap

George Arnold of the National Institute of Standards and Technology talks about establishing a more efficient electric power system.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 11:17am EDT
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Agencies using cloud to de-clutter IT systems

The Homeland Security Department and NASA moving to the cloud to support mission needs and reduce the cost and effort to support back-office systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said he is focusing on four areas of cloud: agencies, procurement, international and cybersecurity.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Telemedicine offers benefits, risks

While telemedicine may sound like science fiction, it is already a reality, Scholl said. And NIST is working on standards to make the overlaying technology work.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 10:11am EDT
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NIST's new roadmap expands cloud conversation

The agency issued draft of version 1 of the technology roadmap seeking to create cloud computing standards. The document details 10 cloud requirements that agencies need help on to adopt the emerging technology.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 03:03pm EDT

NIST releases second draft of Smart Grid cyber framework

The NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards 2.0 builds upon the first cyber outline the agency released.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 12:03pm EDT

NIST's Furlani to retire in early 2012

Charles Romine has been selected to replace Furlani as the head of the NIST IT lab.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:53pm EDT

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

NIST offers guidance on wireless security

Karen Scarfone, one of the authors of the Wireless LAN publication, shares highlights from the guidance.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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NIST publishes wireless cybersecurity best practices

NIST has four new publications on improving cybersecurity.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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DHS, NIST partner on 'botnet playbook'

The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a "botnet playbook," which will act as an industry "code of conduct" for dealing with the cyber threat.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:26pm EDT

NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It's called the "Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments," and it's been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 11:30am EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 14

On today's Federal Drive: Intelligence Community leaders indicate they will continue to focus on the workforce even as it faces looming budget cuts and the House passes an FAA reauthorization to stave off a shutdown at the transportation agency.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 08:43am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 13

On today's Federal Drive: some agencies have netted extra cash from governmentwide acquisition contracts and furloughed FAA workers won't receive back pay under the latest House FAA funding reauthorization.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 08:08am EDT

NIST begins outreach for new public safety network

In a request for comments issued today, the agency wants industry to answer 10 questions across four broadly themed areas.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 03:42pm EDT
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